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by worthers
27 May 2009, 3:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Boris nearly killed whilst cycling
Replies: 32
Views: 1810

Re: Boris nearly killed whilst cycling

I think the fact that Boris was cycling is irrelevant here and I'm not quite sure why the article puts such a focus on it. When a truck hurls a car out in front of you it doesn't make much difference how you're travelling. Would the article get as many hits if the headline read "Boris nearly ki...
by worthers
21 May 2009, 3:41pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: CTSB Number
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

CTSB Number

Have any other instructors had a problem recieving their CTSB number from CTC? I've been waiting since November to recieve one, chased it up endlessly, and really don't want to have to e-mail and nag again. Getting a bit fed up to be honest. :?
by worthers
19 May 2009, 2:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you have a favourite leg?
Replies: 17
Views: 1164

Re: Do you have a favourite leg?

Yep, definitely my right leg. The muscles around my left knee often twinge quite painfully, so I tend to consciously use my right leg to provide "pushing power" when starting up or climbing hills.
by worthers
15 May 2009, 11:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Penalty for 'dooring' a cyclist
Replies: 14
Views: 1451

Re: Penalty for 'dooring' a cyclist

Shockingly light sentence :evil:
by worthers
15 May 2009, 10:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: bicycle training
Replies: 36
Views: 1372

Re: bicycle training

Vernon - excellent post.
by worthers
14 May 2009, 4:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bicycle training
Replies: 36
Views: 1372

Re: bicycle training

If the way to do it is to have so called accredited trainers which I am not 100% agreeing with but my point is that it is the parents responsibility to teach their children by organising training with 'trainers' if they do not feel capable themselves or by teaching them personally. I understand you...
by worthers
14 May 2009, 12:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 334
Views: 268370

Re: Favourite tea shops

Harley's Diner and also Cinnamon cafe in Market Deeping are two favourites of mine.
by worthers
14 May 2009, 12:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bicycle training
Replies: 36
Views: 1372

Re: bicycle training

Why on earth should teachers have to go and be cycle trainers as well. it should mainly be the parents to sort this out, if they cant be bothered why should others. How do you overcome the issue of children who don't have bikes. The problem is the same as those whose parents can't or won't pay for ...
by worthers
14 May 2009, 10:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: bicycle training
Replies: 36
Views: 1372

Re: bicycle training

Schools have plenty of time for cycle training - Personal Social Health Education (better known as PSHE) lessons. Usually about an hour a week, the syllabus includes education on drugs, alcohol, sexual health, fitness, environmental issues, citizenship and road safety. Personally I always thought i...
by worthers
13 May 2009, 1:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bicycle training
Replies: 36
Views: 1372

Re: bicycle training

Schools have plenty of time for cycle training - Personal Social Health Education (better known as PSHE) lessons. Usually about an hour a week, the syllabus includes education on drugs, alcohol, sexual health, fitness, environmental issues, citizenship and road safety. Personally I always thought it...
by worthers
7 May 2009, 12:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Black Arm band weekend 9/10th may
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Black Arm band weekend 9/10th may

This is an excellent idea, I'll be wearing an armband. This horrible accident happened just a few miles from where I live, and knowing the road I can't imagine how the driver could've possibly not seen him. Reading the TT's forum on this is so sad;, they're such a close community and this has hit th...
by worthers
5 May 2009, 3:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tax on Chocolate!
Replies: 30
Views: 1468

Re: Tax on Chocolate!

I love really dark chocolate, and I eat absolutely loads of it. I'm office-bound today and there's a Waitrose next door, so I might go buy a buy some of that "Venezuela Black" that montmorency mentions...or just any other bar of dark chocolate...I'll feedback later. This topic needs to be...
by worthers
5 May 2009, 3:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I DID NOT HEAR YOU
Replies: 18
Views: 1310

Re: I DID NOT HEAR YOU

I think most teenage boys they tend not to look where they're going. Teenagers in general have terrible road sense. Ahem...as a National Standards cycling instructor, a former HGV and PCV driver, and also an instructor for the IAM, RoSPA and DIAmond advanced driving tests, I have to voice my indign...
by worthers
2 May 2009, 11:20am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Raptobike video report / road trial
Replies: 20
Views: 12940

Re: First impressions of the Raptobike low-racer

Knowing nothing about recumbents or cycle racing, I can't comment on the technicalities of your review - but it was extremely well written and enjoyable to read, so thanks for that 8)
by worthers
2 May 2009, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How many calories have I used?
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: How many calories have I used?

Wow Mick, that last picture is stunning! Such a contrast to the scenery we have here, deep in the heart of the flat Fens. My idea of a hill climb is tackling the particularily large speedbump outside Asda.